LApstrEz BLoG

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Poetry No More!

Posted by lapstre on January 5, 2006

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Poetry No More!

Aha! the New year is here! bringing with it a sense of freedom!(our xams are finally over!) What a rebreather… I feel light and free, ah what a feeling! Two months of tension and sleepless nights(as if i sleep otherwise) all coming to an end. Guess i can be free(atleast till the next exams come up). There are a lot of stuff i wanted to write about, but couldn’t because of the exams, hope to do all that now. I still dont know why i dragged along all these years in college, but then education is the only way people recognize the potential in you. I wanted to drop out of engineering long time ago, because i thought engineering didn’t equip me enough for a professional career(I still am of the same opinion). But then , born in a middle class orthodox family, i had no choice but to follow the advice of my mom, relatives and neighbours. You might be wondering why i launched into this rigmorale, but the Rediff Special Feature on college dropouts who followed their heart and made it big gave me a quick recollection of all my old memoirs… Check out the Rediff’s Special Feature on Billionare Dropouts Here(Part I) and the Second part of the feature here(Part II) (both are a definite must see!). Reading the article i remembered one of my friends who is all set to join the list with his pet project Roast Turkey (name changed to protect privacy). Wishing him the best with his project.
My attempt at writing poetry took a bad beating due to the exams, the intial inspiration vanished and i have deicided to drop the attempt at murdering poetry(Sorry to disappoint eager fans). Time has started flying by at blinding speeds again. The software company which offered me a job has started it’s training early, and i get to juggle my project, college, and my training all at the same time. The training is interesting, with me getting to strengthen some of the concepts and learn a lot more. Just can’t help feeling good, because i’m doing what i like to do best(and for that unfortunately, i have to be thankful to engineering).
A lot of my friends we’re intrigued about the avatars I was sporting on my messenger, blogs and everywhere else i go. Instead of replying to each and every soul individually(i’ve had hell a number of queries) i decided to put it up here. The software is a simple image viewing software called Irfan View, I just used it to apply some image filters. I’m pretty sure the stuff can be done in other image editors, but heres how it gets done in Irfan View, Open the image(Obviously!), Click Image->Effects and select your effect. The one effect i’ve used for the picture on this BLoG is an Edge Detection Filter, and the other on orkut is an Emboss Effect. With a combination of effects and effort you can whip up a cool lookin image with Irfan View. To download Irfan View click Here (2mb).
I come across lot of interesting stuff everyday, but some touch the heart. I came across this blogpost by a vey good friend of mine. Twas about his work when the tsunami struck(I remember sitting in front of the TV and feeling sorry for the people, but he actually went out ot help them). Hats Off! Proud to be a friend of yours. Check the article out Here.
My schedule has become more tight now(Thanx to the training). And I dont think i can write more frequently as planned before. But however I’ve invited some special friends to blog with me here! Think it’ll increase the frequency and also give u the variety from my largely monotonous blog (I had some suggestions NOT to restrict myself to technology and geek talk). But I will remain in control of the editor’s post(editor’s post??? ), but (Attention! bad news for those who just heaved a sigh of relief!) I’ll blog quite frequently too.
I’m still at figuring out the mystery of the missing comments. I seem to get a decent hit rate on my BLoG, with some rave reviews from friends, loadsa suggestions(Thanx for those) and lots more. At first I figured the task of posting it on the blog was too tedious and made available a few shortcuts(The shoutbox), but then still people either passed messages on the messenger and a few mailed … So i’ve decided to kick the quick comment box(It’s only taking up space and increasing load time). Some of the suggestions i’ve implemented, and some i can’t, but then ur suggestions are always welcome! and hey, Check out the archives, some are dumb and some are good. Have Fun! Njoy the New Year!

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